Vancouver locations that make sense for "The Last of Us" season two (PHOTOS)
If you’ve been wondering what Vancouver locations The Last of Us season two might be filming at, so have we.
It has been almost a month since Vancouver received the amazing news that season two of the hit HBO series would be filming in Hollywood North.
Reports suggest that the next season will be based on the sequel to the hit PlayStation video game from Naughty Dog, The Last of Us Part II.
That game could provide clues on what locations The Last of Us production crews may set up in Vancouver.
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For those unfamiliar with the game, the events of The Last of Us Part II primarily take place in Seattle, Washington. However, the game spans various other locations as well which, includes mountainous, snowy regions,
A large portion of the game takes place in the Pinnacle Theatre. However, several spots in Metro Vancouver could serve as adequate stand-ins.
One of those spots is the Paramount in New West.
It lacks the sizeable vertical signage connected to the theatre, like in the game. Paramount was also featured in the It miniseries from 1990.
Granville Street has no shortage of signage, and the Vogue Theatre would also work well as a stand-in.
SoundView Stadium/Lumen Field
SoundView Stadium is a fictitious stadium based on the real-life Lumen Field in Seattle.
There are some obvious choices for filming in Vancouver, though it’ll likely require some CGI too.
Those obvious choices include BC Place and Rogers Arena. BC Place would be better thanks to the retractable roof, which would better replicate the feel of the stadium in the game.
BC Place was also used in the 2014 film Godzilla, and in that film, the stadium was used similarly to the way SoundView is used in the game as a base camp following a disaster.
Jackson County, Wyoming
A portion of The Last of Us Part II takes place in a version of Jackson County.
While the time in Jackson is short-lived, some pivotal moments occur here. The depiction of Jackson in the game also bears a pretty striking resemblance to the Burnaby Village Museum.
The museum is also frequently used for movie and TV shoots.
There’s also a critical moment inside a music or event venue in Jackson, which looks much like a Vancouver venue.
Here’s the shot from the game.
And here’s a shot of the interior of the Wise Hall in East Vancouver.
With some fancy string lights, it shouldn’t be too hard to transform many venues into that spot from Jackson if they decide to recreate it in season two.
Seattle Waterfront Aquarium
One spot that should be an easy place for Vancouver to replicate in season two is the Seattle Waterfront Aquarium, another important location for the story of The Last of Us Part II.
The aquarium features, well, obviously an aquarium, but also a mini outdoor theme park that includes a Ferris Wheel. A big production like The Last of Us should be able to bring in a Ferris wheel essentially anywhere.
The Vancouver Aquarium is an obvious choice to replicate scenes from inside the aquarium in the game. Still, there’s one part of the aquarium where UBC might be the better choice.
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This scrapes the surface of potential spots where we might see The Last of Us season two production crews filming as long as they stick to the second game’s story.
If you’ve got ideas, comment below. And if you’d like to learn more about the second game, visit The Last of Us Wiki.